Prospective Students Set To "Preview" Truett Seminary

Oct. 11, 2000

by Lori Scott Fogleman

Prospective students from Baylor University and throughout Texas and the U.S. who are interested in learning more about George W. Truett Theological Seminary will be on campus Oct. 12-13 for Truett's Fall Preview.

The preview allows prospective seminarians an opportunity to attend seminary classes, learn about Truett's many academic options, meet Truett faculty, students and staff, tour the Baylor campus and view the construction of Truett's $17 million, 64,000-square-foot campus.

"It's a wonderful opportunity for prospective students to interact with Truett students and faculty and to evaluate not only their calling into ministry, but the benefits of preparing at Truett," said Dr. Michael Morgan, assistant dean and lecturer in Christian religious education.

Registration begins Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Truett Seminary, located at First Baptist Church at Fifth Street and Clay Avenue in Waco. Dinner from 6 to 8 p.m. will be held at Buzzard Billy's restaurant in downtown Waco, followed by "Coffee and Conversation" at Common Grounds on Eighth Street near the Baylor campus. Friday's information sessions on student life, finances and academics will take place in the large parlor at First Baptist Church. Prospective students also will visit classes from 10:30 a.m. to noon, followed by lunch with Truett faculty at noon in the fellowship hall and Baylor campus tours from 2 to 3 p.m. The preview will conclude with a dinner with faculty from 6 to 8 p.m. in the seminar room on the fifth floor of the Cashion Academic Building.

"These previews are probably the most important thing we do in recruiting," said René Maciel, director of student services, who said he expects as many as 30 students to visit Truett during the Fall Preview and more than 100 others during previews scheduled for Feb. 8-9 and March 15-16, 2001.

For more information about visiting Truett Seminary, call 1-800-Baylor-U, option 5, (254) 710-3755 or email at

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